Eyebrook Report W/E 9.7.2017

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly report ending 9.7.17

Tel: 01536 772930         Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

Weekly Stats:


Number Rods: 179     Number Trout Taken:110     Number Trout Released:234 Total Catch: 344   Weekly Rod Average;1.92

A very mixed week at Eyebrook, which started extremely well. Monday saw a rod average of 4.3, with lots of fish feeding in the surface and being caught on dries whilst drifting the main basin. Unfortunately, the fun didn’t last though, Wednesday saw the return of warm weather, increasing the surface water temperature to over 20 degrees. Surface temperature at 7.30 am on Monday 10th was touching 22 degrees. Cooler weather is forecast for the week ahead, mixed with a stronger breeze should cool the water somewhat.

Best Methods currently are fast sinking lines fishing in the main basin in 30 feet plus of water. Size 10 black buzzers will catch fish as will damsels, snakes and tubes. The secret is to wait for your line to sink and then wait another 30 seconds before retrieving to reach depths of 30 feet. The bank fishing is extremely challenging at the moment. Most anglers fishing first or last thing with limited success.

Monday saw the best returns of the week, most anglers fished dries and fish were caught all over the reservoir, Mr Fox had a very good day fishing a size 14 CDC whilst drifting various areas of the reservoir. He caught most of his fish before 2 pm as the sun did show slightly. Mr Duxbury also had a very enjoyable day, netting 15 fish again on a CDC. Bill Law bank fished and caught 3 fish during his morning session from the Hawthorn hedge.

Tuesday the rod average dipped slightly, but was a respectable 3.8. Again, lots of fish showing and dries worked well. Karl Cowzer caught over a dozen fish to size 16 traditional dries whilst drifting the main basin. Roger Gibbons had an extremely good day. Roger was straight into fish on his first drift. Fishing an orange hopper and a CDC casting to fish. Roger had caught 6 fish by 11am including a fish of 4lb when he resigned to the lodge for a coffee break. He finished the day with 13 fish to the boat. Bob Margery ventured to the north end of the reservoir and fished the cow shed to stoke dry old road. He caught 11 fish of which 5 he weighed in for a good weight of 12lb 6oz. Bob fished a washing line with dial bachs.

Wednesday saw the first day of challenging conditions, very bright, flat calm and extremely hot spelt disaster for dry fly anglers. The water temperature soon rose and the fish quickly dissented. Mr Holmes fished the buzzer and bung. A deadly method for flat calm conditions. He was rewarded with 9 fish from the dam wall.

Fishing remained challenging into the weekend with a rod average around 1 fish per rod most days. Mid Northants fly fishers held their Eric Godman trophy competition on Sunday. All competitors knew from the start it wasn’t going to be easy. Most fished deep in front of the dam wall. The best bag of 2 fish went to Frazer Duffy Jnr. His best two fish weighed in at 5lb 9oz. Best fish of the day was a 3lb 5oz rainbow caught by Seumas Halliday which took a snake fished of a sinking line. Overall rod average was 1.5.

I would like to welcome two new members of staff to the Eyebrook team. Toff Crowther and Graham Henfrey. Both of which will be acting as evening boat men and will offer help with the boat and your tackle when you return to the pontoons of an evening.

Pike fishing has been suspended until the water temperatures drop. It is unlikely this will be for a few weeks now. Please call the lodge on 01536 772 930 for the latest news and advice on how the reservoir is fishing. or visit our facebok page flyfishstore.

We are allowing rudders & float tubers welcome.

Guiding available with England Internationals Lee Henfrey & Tom Bird.

Lodge will be open from 7.30am for bank anglers to book in with boats available from 8.30am

We will be operating the same pricing structure that we use at our other waters with the permit loyalty card & boat loyalty card valid at all our waters

Please note until further notice & we get our broadband working, we can only accept cash or cheques


‘Alec Lane ‘ gate now has a combination lock on. Please remember to check the code with the wardens as it will change regularly


Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am until 10.00pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 until 10.00pm

Morning Boats: 08:30 until 3.00 pm

Afternoon Boats: 3.00 until 10.00

Last 4 Hours from: 6.00 until (Tickets on sale from 5.30)

All anglers booked out at the lodge & off site by: 10.15 pm